The cost of brain diseases: a burden or a challenge?

Neuron. 2014 Jun 18;82(6):1205-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.05.044.


Brain diseases represent a considerable social and economic burden in Europe. With yearly costs of about 800 billion euros and an estimated 179 million people afflicted in 2010, brain diseases are an unquestionable emergency and a grand challenge for neuroscientists.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Diseases / economics*
  • Brain Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Brain Diseases / therapy
  • Cost of Illness*
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Humans